For the first time in Super Bowl’s history, the leftover food (that was usually disposed of in the previous years after the game) has been donated. Connecticut-based Food Rescue US, Centerplate Hospitality and the NFL Green picked up and distributed over 30,000 pounds of food to local shelters in Miami.
According to ESPN, countless volunteers picked up the thousands of pounds of food, marking the first major food rescue at the Super Bowl. It included beef tenderloins, barbecue chicken, wings, ribs and charcuterie plates—expected to feed over 20,000 homeless people.
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Day3 of #superbowl #superrescue and Team #BeTheRescue is in full pack up mode. Over 1500 pans of prepared food, multiple pallets of produce, lunch kits, bread and more, 🚚8 trucks, 37 volunteers and 35,000 lbs of amazing food is repacked and headed to @miamirescuemission @camillus_house @chapmanpartnership @lotushouse1 plus Broward Outreach, and more. #BOOM @centerplate_ @nfl.green @foodrescueus.miami coordinated this massive and historic effort to reduce food waste, feed the hungry and help the environment! ✅✅✅🏈🏈👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Starting Monday morning and continuing through Thursday, volunteers took to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to collect and pack the leftover food from the concession stands, VIP catered sections, suites and other areas. The food was shipped to five Miami-area shelters: Broward Outreach Center, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Miami Rescue Mission, Lotus House Shelter, and Camillus House.